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September 11, 2019
rsc letters from Making A Lather

My hubby made pickled green tomatoes with some masterful coaching from me. I have always felt bad about the tomatoes at the end of the season, that we don't get harvested. If these are yummy, we may have found the answer. I want to try a green tomato salsa as well. We still have more than enough red tomatoes to eat and maybe still can for the winter.


I have met a bit with my quilting friends, and since I still can't take my machine with back limitations, I used the time to cut some more letters for ...

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August 31, 2019
stitching a sketchbook [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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stitching a sketchbook

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August 26, 2019
one monthly goal finish from Making A Lather

At the beginning of the month, my one monthly goal for August was to get On ringo lake mystery quilt to a top. and to have all the garden party blocks finished and the chaining blocks started.
Here is the top. When I put it together, I discovered that there was a mistake on the center row, and I had to take it apart and redo the sashings in the center row. At this point, I have one more sashing near the center that has to be flipped.


I finished all the garden party blocks, and I cut the strips ...

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August 23, 2019
embroidering a sketchbook [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidering a sketchbook

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August 17, 2019
a growing collection [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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a growing collection

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August 16, 2019
a little embroidered journal [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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a little journal from Karen Ann Ruane

a little embroidered journal

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August 14, 2019
documenting stitch from Karen Ann Ruane

documenting stitch

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ledger definition: 1. a book in which things are regularly recorded [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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ledger definition: 1. a book in which things are regularly recorded

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August 9, 2019
garden party from Making A Lather

I am so close to finishing the 100 garden party blocks. I have a few minutes each day to sew. I made kits with these blocks so they are easy to just grab and sew a few.



I am getting stronger each day, but the hardest part of recovery are the limitations- no bending, twisting, squatting, lifting. I wish I had prepared my sewing room for the limitations. Much of what I would want to work on is off limits. While my husband is home taking care of me, we spend a little time each day, trying to move a ...

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July 22, 2019
fabric storage from Making A Lather

I am home again from surgery. I had a spinal fusion from the lumbar 2 - Lumbar 5. I think I am getting better every day. There have been a few steps back as well, but forward is the best. My mind still thinks I am normal. But, My body laughs. I sure appreciate all the good wishes and prayers. I took a picture of my new shelves just before I had to stop working on it, as a place holder in time. And to keep a positive thought. I feel very blessed.


I also really worked hard to get this ...

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July 16, 2019
embroidered artist books [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidered artist books

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July 6, 2019
wiggle time from Making A Lather

I have not really had much quilting time. I am preparing for a lumbar fusion surgery, and trying to spend time with my Grandchildren. I am not sure how long I will have to spend recovering, so there are some things I want to be sure get finished. I haven't done any pink sewing at all for the rainbow scrap challenge. I haven't even peeked into the pink scrap bin. I thought blue was going to be June and July, but I reread the post and see where I might have been confused.

I have put wiggle time ...

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July 5, 2019
surface design [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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surface design

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July 4, 2019
liberty from Making A Lather

Happy Independence day! What honor to be an American citizen.  As is fitting for the day, I am working on a patriotic quilt. I am starting to put sections together. Red, white, and blue feels right today.


otherwise, we will be climbing trees, playing with marbles, swimming, watching baseball, and watching fireworks.






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July 1, 2019
fabric storage from Making A Lather

I am very excited about a big change in my fabric storage. My Hubby, son and Grandson turned this


into this




Oh, what fun it will be to fill those shelves. I used Ikea billy bookcases, and I splurged on the glass doors. What I have been using, is a hodge podge of goodwill bookcases. I have lost a lot of room with shorter bookcases. I liked these because they almost go to the ceiling. They are really lovely to behold. I almost don't want to mess them up with fabric.

It's the first of July already and ...

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June 20, 2019
a little book of stitchy ideas [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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a little book of stitchy ideas

instead of writing things down I'm stitching them down....
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a little book of stitchy ideas [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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a little book of stitchy ideas

instead of writing things down I'm stitching them down....
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June 17, 2019
stories and embroidered reverses [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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stories and embroidered reverses

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June 10, 2019
storms and garden party from Making A Lather

Uh oh - tree limb on top of house. We didn't hear it come down in the storm. But, this is an ash tree and has been infected by the emerald ash borer. We have been nursing it, trying to save it for 2-3 years. Some of the branches are dead, but some are still very alive. It may not have taken much to get the branch down. We called in reinforcements ( our son) and it was removed. I am so glad he is still young enough. I don't think we are.





I have my first blocks for garden ...

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